The Sam Houston State University Bearkats extended their winning streak to three games with a 42-28 come-from-behind victory on the road against the Northwestern State University Demons.
SHSU head coach K.C. Keeler talked about the game and how he felt the second half went.
“I thought it was a great team win,” Keeler said. “We had to do some things. We had to kick a long field goal. We had to cover on kicks, We had to punt and the defense had to step up in the second half and the offense had to make some plays in the second half and we did.”
Freshman quarterback Ty Brock threw for 374 yards and touchdowns for the Kats, but he mixed in three interceptions including a pick six at the end of the first half that gave NSU a 28-23 lead headinf into the locker room. Brock also had seven carries for 13 yards— very different from his last two games where he had double digit carries in both games.
Keeler talked about Brock’s mentality when he steps on the field.
“The thing with Ty is that he is just so smart,” Keeler said. “Such a great personality that he quickly flushes out the bad plays and moves on to the next play. Generally, he doesn’t make the same mistake twice.”
Another force in the backfield was sophomore running back Kyran Jackson who had 23 carries for 152 rushing yards and a touchdown. Jackson was also the leading receiver with four catches for 116 yards in the contest.
Sophomore receiver Davion Davis had only six receptions in the game; four of them went for touchdowns as he spent most of the night the end zone accumulating 68 total yards.
The Bearkats will look for their fourth consecutive victory Saturday at 3 p.m. against the Lamar Cardinals in Beaumont.